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Old 03-22-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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I am picking up my new SA XDM 9mm 4.5" this weekend and want to go shooting right when I get it. Can I do that or do I need to clean the gun first. Also - what is the best cleaning solution to get.

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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You should Atleast give it a basic fieldstrip. Make sure the bore is clean and free of obstructions. I always recommend break free clp. It works well for cleaning and lubrication and has awesome rust prevention. For really dirty or tougher cleaning like black powder guns for instance I use hoppes solvent and then clp.



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+1 on the Break Free. I've been using it for years have no issues with the product. Later on after you run rounds through it, if it gets fairly dirty, definately use Hoppes or Shooters Choice to really clean it and then the BF for the finishing touches. For just oiling, any of the better oils like Weapon Shield is a good choice. Some of the guys here have been advocating using synthetic motor oil for oiling. I haven't tried it yet, but they all say that it performs superiorly to conventional gun lubes.

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I always clean once before I shoot a new gin just IMO.

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I always clean once before I shoot a new gin just IMO.
I hate shooting gin!
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Thanks for all the info. I guess I will have to be responsible and clean my gun before I have fun.

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Sorry gun. Lol

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Thanks for all the info. I guess I will have to be responsible and clean my gun before I have fun.
I didn't and 'they' yelled at me. Not really, but I did shoot my gun before I cleaned it and I new I shouldn't.
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I've heard Eezox is great. Does anyone have any firsthand experience with it?

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Definitely clean your new gun before shooting it. Most gun cleaners work well but I chose one that is non-toxic and does not smell up the house. This is why I use Weapon Shield. It is a CLP and cleans and lubricates extremely well. I think MP 7 is also good.



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